Claire Danes Plagued By 'Demonic Visions' As A Child

3 August 2012

Her character on 'Homeland' has a somewhat over-active imagination but now Claire Danes has revealed she's suffered from crazy thoughts in real-life too.

The actress, who's pregnant with her first child, has revealed that she once had to seek therapy after suffering some scary visions as a child.

Claire tells GQ magazine that her "active imagination" often got the better of her before bedtime. At just six-years-old she she claimed to see ghosts, gargoyles and demons before she went to sleep, scary stuff!

Her concerned parents were apparently so worried that they enrolled her in therapy sessions to deal with her fears but Danes reckons it wasn't as bad as it sounds, telling the magazine:

"It was a little wobble. I've always had a really active imagination. Lots of kids have imaginary friends. Mine just took on a rather demonic form."


Homeland Season 1 Premieres With Two Million

PHOTOS: Reese Witherspoon Takes A Break From Consoling Robert Pattinson To Show Off Huge Baby Bump
Tweeters Question Authenticity of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders Affair As Full Photos Emerge
Rihanna Asks Chris Brown To Choose Her Outfits Via Text!

What to read next

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

How much can you actually save by refinancing?

Rates now at 3.11% APR 5/1 ARM- $250K for $972/mo. LendingTree's simple online tool to help determine how much you could be saving by refinancing.

Wireless Home Surveillance for $9/Week

Secure your home for only $9/week and get a FREE wireless camera & security system valued at $850! Get info. ADT Authorized Dealer

Drivers Born Between 1953 And 1983 Must Read This

United States drivers who drive less than 50mi/day will be surprised. If you pay more than $50/month for auto insurance, you better read this...